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Rice Ridge Fire Wednesday Morning Update


September 14, 2017

Andi Bourne, Pathfinder

Morning Update: The Rice Ridge Fire grew more than 20,000 acres yesterday. It is now 155,900 acres and 38% contained. There are currently 731 fire personnel assigned to the fire. It has cost $40.1 million.

YESTERDAY: Governor Steve Bullock, Montana National Guard Adjutant General Matthew T. Quinn and the new Chief of the USDA Forest Service, Tony Tooke, met with Incident Commander Greg Poncin and stakeholders at the Incident Command Post yesterday for a briefing on the status of the fire. The Seeley Lake High School LEOs, the youth branch of Lions Club International, served ice cream to fi...

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